Hour One in Sepsis: The Critical Role of the Infusion Pump

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Time is of the Essence

Poor sepsis outcomes occur when diagnosis and treatment are delayed.1 For patients with septic shock, the duration of hypotension prior to the administration of antibiotics is a critical determinant in their survival. Each hour of delay in antimicrobial administration for the  6 hours after the first hour, was associated with  an average decrease in survival of 7.6%.2

Join Zehra Tilahun, RN, MS, BBA, ICU Medical, for a Beckers Hospital Review Webinar to learn how you can avoid medication errors that could delay antibiotic delivery to sepsis patients.
1. Paoli CJ, Reynolds MA, et al. Epidemiology and costs of sepsis in the United States – An analysis based on timing of diagnosis and severity level. Crit Care Med. 2018 Dec;46(12).
2. Kumar A, Roberts D, Wood KE, et al. Duration of hypotension before initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy is the critical determinant of survival in human septic shock. Crit Care Med. 2006;34(6):1589-96. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16625125.

Learning Points:
  • Review evidence that antibiotic timing in sepsis is critical
  • Learn about the role of infusion pumps in sepsis therapy 
  • Understand common infusion pump errors and different infusion pump technologies




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Zehra Tilahun, RN, MS, BBA

Clinical Executive
ICU Medical, Inc.


This presentation is sponsored by ICU Medical